Trump's Win Creates Uncertainty in Europe

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The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President has created uncertainty among European leaders as they consider the future of defense and security cooperation with the United States. Trump’s campaign rhetoric calling NATO – the transatlantic defense alliance – “obsolete” and demanding member nations contribute more to their defense, has prompted some Europeans to reconsider their responsibilities.

“Europe must adapt itself, to better provide for itself, and to invest more in European security and defense,” said German Defense Minister Ursula van der Leyen shortly after the U.S. election result was announced.

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